Dr. Olanlokun is the University Librarian, University of Lagos. He studied at the University of Lagos, University of Ibadan and the University of Pittsburg, U.S.A, where he specialized in Library Studies. His books for children have been published in Nigeria and Great Britain. He has over 30 titles to his credit, 20 of which are in the list of Lantern Books. Several of his titles have won awards.
Chief Koko’s Bicycle and The Twin Brothers
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Chief Koko’s Bicycle
Aku leaves his poor parents to live with Chief Koko. Aku, however, becomes proud and so refuses to be friends with the other children. One day, he brags to the other children that he will ride Chief’s Bicycle. They therefore assemble to see him ride; but pride, they say, goes before a fall. Aku loses control of the bicycle and plunges into the river.
The Twin Brothers
Agbo and Akin are twin brothers. They are fond of each other and they like to listen to their grandfather tell them stories. One day, a strange man knocks on their gate to ask for their father. But trouble begins when they refuse to open the game for him. Are the thieves able to get away?